Miyazaki's 1st Directorial Work Listed in 13-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Box Set

Amazon Japan lists Miyazaki Hayao Kantoku Sakuhin-shu (The Collected Works of Director Hayao Miyazaki), a 13-disc Blu-ray Disc/DVD collection of Miyazaki's works. The June 18 listing includes the first home video release of Yuki no Taiyo, a television pilot film that was the first work that named Miyazaki as the director.

The main 11 discs have these feature films directed by Miyazaki :

  • Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

    (1979, Miyazaki's first work in theaters)

  • Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind
  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Porco Rosso
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Spirited Away
  • Ponyo
  • The Wind Rises

            The first bonus extras disc includes Yuki no Taiyo (Yuki's Sun), the 1972 five-minute pilot film that Hayao Miyazaki storyboarded and directed entirely himself. He created this short for a proposed television series adaptation of Tetsuya Chiba's manga of the same name. The 76 theaters of Aeon Entertainment's chain screened this short with The Wind Rises from December 26 to January 13. The first bonus extras disc are also listed with episodes 26, 27, and 41 from the 1972-1973 television anime Akado Suzunosuke. Miyazaki storyboarded these particular episodes. Another named bonus is "On Your Mark," the music video of a Chage and Aska song that became an "experimental film" shown in theaters with Whisper of the Heart. Miyazaki conceived, wrote, and directed this film.

    Update: The listings are back on Amazon.